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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
to properly flow. the city council also adopted an emergency declaration establishing a million-dollar budget to fix the drainage problem. >> by the council's action yesterday we're trying to get this fixed as soon as we can in hopefully a matter of weeks as oppose today a matter of month. >> tonight's commute a lot smoother than this morning's. this recent storm almost nearly crush add san francisco story. we're going to have their story coming up. live here at the golden gate. >>> body was found in a rural road in fairfield this morning. officer got a call at about 8:45. they found moses lying on pea body road. he apparently had been hit bay chevy pickup truck. the debris there at the scene led them to a home in vacaville where they found a truck that matched the evidence. they arrest it had man they mrooef was the driver, 23-year-old alex perez, jr., on felony hit and run charges. >>> a driver is being treated for minor injuries after a dramatic roll overaccident. pickup truck crashed while traveling westbound on i mf-80 in livermore afternoon. the truck hit a puddle of water
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
flooding in san francisco. new at 6:00, ktvu david stevenson is live in the city, in the trouble spots where the workers are keeping a close eye on tonight. david? >> that's right. the sandbags are the city's front lines against flooding, es specially in the neighborhood that was hit hard earlier this year. >> under gray skies and falling rain, san francisco's department of public works this morning rushed to release sandbags to residents. the city stockpile several hundred bags for distribution. >> given out approximately 200 sandbags so far. clearing catch basins and the areas flowing leaves. we've had a couple of minor incidents with trees coming down. >> the skies cleared by midday leaving behind flooding that prompted the park service to close the highway. this man's car died moments after he drove through the intersection. >> i went through the puddle and, a car just stalled. i guess the water just went into the hood. >> fear of flooding is strongest in the city's mission district. heavy rain in april flooded an apartment building including a restaurant. >> the water wants
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
storm drain. this is video taken today as the city works to try a temporary fix. officials say permanent repairs may not be finished until spring. >>> live storm tracker 2 lit up and going. we have rain falling. you saw ken up in petaluma, light showers there. more significant rain showing up toward czar and healdsburg. you can see the santa rosa area, there's mendocino avenue. moderate rainfall, a little heavier than what ken's seeing. compared to what we did see, this is more showery activity. if you are driving up 101er to petaluma, you ever some wet roads, not flooding. the wipers are on moderate or enter mitt ntd. then you head toward pacific arks some showers coming onshore north right here near the edge mar area. out toward the portola valley arks reports of sprinkles here. a little activity out here toward the market street area. you get the picture. back out the east bay, what's going on? we got nothing. in the next few hours i suspect we'll see showers move into some of the east bay corridors. the real story will than morning commute. that's when the strongest dynamic
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> last night, the city held the third of four public meetings for the police chief search. they are asking people what qualities they want to see. this comes at a name when the -- at a time when the department is working with low more al. >> we have a very talented -- morale. >> we have a very talented staff we are. anyone that would like to apply, can apply. >> now moore is retiring almost two years after he took the job. >>> police in new york city have released surveillance video of a suspect who they say pushed another man on the tracks of an oncoming train where he was struck and killed. he said the suspect can be scene harassing the man before he was hit. witnesses say the victim shouted at the train driver to shout and desperately tried to climb on the platform before he was struck. >> i saw the train pull into the station, about three quarters into the station. you almost heard a thud. >> reporter: witnesses say the suspect in the video was mumbling to himself before the attack. if the suspect does have mental illness, this case will be very similar to a 1999 attack when a s
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Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
that were damaged by a broken limb or fell over. >> the city of san jose has free sand bags ready for residents and its equipment is ready to go. >> as soon as it starts raining they'll be out in the street. >> reporter: one problem? the colorful fall leaves clogging storm drains. >> at the peak there were 18,700 people without power. i just talked to p and g and they tell us there's about 150 customers in the dark. they expect to have them back online by 7:00 a.m. >>> storm number one went through during the morning commute. it made a mess. it was wet and windy the check out the rainfall totals. not a heavy rain event as far as winter storms, but it was went. over an inch in santa rosa. what does it mean? well we're doing real well year to date. 102% in santa rosa. 106% of average in san francisco. 59% of average in san jose. here's a promise i will make you. when we come back on monday, all the averages are going to be well over 100% of average. 100, 125% of average. your complete forecast coming up. >>> crews worked to remove a tree that is leaning on some power lines. >> there
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Nov 30, 2012 4:30am PST
that found the ban unconstitutional would stand. san francisco city hall is preparing for a rush of same sex couples that want to marry and there is a plan for a large celebration on monday night if same sex marriage becomes legal again in california. >>> time now is 4:38. tara is in for sal this morning. it will be a rough compute. there are a lot of tree limbs down. >> i think we will be really busy today letting folks know what is beginning on out there. chp i do not envy them. we do have a flash flood warning in effect for sonoma county until 5:22 this morning. we also have a high wind advisory along the bay bridge. right now we will head outside and take a look at the east shore freeway. traffic is moving along fairly slowly which is a good idea during the rainy and windy conditions to go the speed limit or slower. up next we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where traffic is froing pretty-- flowing pretty well. we have a lot of puddles around this area. and finally we have a map here where claudine is. also mud slide we want to mention on 101 northbound at west railroad
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Dec 3, 2012 4:30am PST
would have been evacuated. now the city will work on a long-term fix here. but a new bridge likely won't be built until spring and in the meantime mountain view drive will remain closed. we are liveness morning in lafayette alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> classes at a marin county middle school are canceled because of a weekend storm. white hill middle school suffered significant flooding damage. the principal also says much of the campus is covered in mud. school officials have not yet decided when classes will resume. >>> this morning people who live in napa county are keeping a close eye on the napa river. the river is expected to stay below flood stage while the flooding isn't as bad as many people feared, several feet of water are covering a peach orchard. the water also flooded roads and vineyards. >> pretty flooded coming down deer park and silver are doe and deer park where the peach trees are. >> one of the hardest hit areas was mount st. helena. forecasters say the russian river won't jump its banks afterall. a flood warning has been canceled. sonoma county had open
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Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
it came crashing down early this morning. in san francisco city crews spent this day clearing out clogged drains and the public works department says it's expected to be a weekend long task. you can see one of the biggest rocks actually blocked one of the lanes forcing drivers to slow down and go around it. we have team coverage for you tonight. chief meteorologist bill martin is in the ktvu weather center where he's been tracking the storm all day. maureen naylor is standing by but we begin with jana katsuyama where it's been raining. in healdsburg. >> reporter: see how wet the ground is, all of that water is seeping into the ground and ending up in local rivers and streams this is the russian river. you can see how fast it is going. it could reach near flood levels by the time the next storm finishes. rain is drenching almost soaked roads. areas stream, rivers and low lying areas are flooding. with two storms down there's still one more to go. a storm watch is in effect. >> the storm surge is down 2- 1/2 feet below the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: although water levels dro
FOX
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
problem can be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as 8:00 p.m., we found passengers still at a loss. >> i didn't know there was a shut down at all. i'm trying to get home. i just had a french class after work. >> reporter: other passengers braved long lines to board a bus bridge at the embarcadero. >> it's going to drop me off away from my house. i've got to catch another bus. it's just a problem. >> reporter: a station agent tried to help travelers.
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
city hall. >> reporter: that's right. the ban on public nudity passed its second and final vote. that led to yet another naked protest inside city hall. >> colleagues asked that we temporarily recess this meeting. >> nudists protested as san francisco supervisors gave their final approval to a ban on public nudity. the nudists are anticipating a court battle to restore what they see as their first amendment rights. >> we will continue fighting this no matter what it takes until this legislation is dead. >> one supervisor says he created the ordinance after years of complaints primarily from gay men living in the castro district. >> it will still be legal to be nude on a beach, to be nude at folsom street fair, bay to breakers, pride. >> been a takes effect february 1. >> there are so many families and people who have told me they're really sorry they can't come to the neighborhood anymore because of this. >> for others public nudity is what makes san francisco and the castro district unique. >> castro's fabulous. everything goes here. anything goes. so if you are offended by nudity, y
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
hardship expected for city college of san francisco. we'll tell you why and how students will be effected. >>> plus locked out of the battle over the fiscal cliff. why california congresswoman nancy pelosi and other leaders are not being allowed to negotiate. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. i want to start with weather and traffic. weather rosemary orozco is in for steve. >> fair weather in the forecast. lasting through the weekend. hopefully that brings a smile to your face. tgif to you. we're off to a chilly start this morning. mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. temperatures running warm for december and it will be a trend we see for your weekend. i'll have details on this coming up in a moment. good morning, tara. >>> good morning, rosemary. here's a look at traffic through 880. the headlights are southbound as you make your way toward the hayward area. up next we have a look at the east shore freeway. the headlights you
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
we were going to keep going and going exam going on this. >> leave and debris are clogging city catch basins. anotherdrain just across the street threatened to over flow. another ocean beach -- cars continue to race through the water >> drive slowly. there'snowhere you to go quickly. don't walk through big huddle tell us of stamding water. youdon't know what's under there police blocked this off after a tree toppled. -- in the sunsetdistrict, the mission district, kind of all over town >> workers near city hall said the president wet and win de dimorning had one benefit >> usually you have to get here around 11:30 in the morning to avoid the kroudz >> again, another live look at cars splashing through the water on the public highway. it'sgiven away lots of sapd bags to -- reporting live at ocean beach in san francisco >> now, we head to north bay where some places got nearly 6 inches of rain today. all ofthat scombind rain really took a toll and at least one family is extremely luck wi can i they weren't hurt nfrments a matter of hours this 162 year old tree was transforted into mull
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
will save citi $900 million next year. cuts were rumored following former ceo vikram pandit's departure from the bank. citi chairman michael o'neill has been known to cut staff to turn business around. the bank has been trying to rebound after being hit hard during the financial crisis. worldwide, 84 branches will close as a result of the measures. a trader is under arrest, allegedly for attempting to get rich quick by trading shares of apple. according to reports, david miller was trading at rochdale securities. the fbi claims he bought roughly $1 billion in apple stock, unauthoritized, with the brokerage's money, on october 25th. that's the same day apple was set to release earnerings. he thought the stock would rise and he would make profit, but the stock fell, leaving the company with $5 million in losses. many companies are planning on cutting end-of-year bonuses. in a survey, consulting firm towers watson finds that bigger companies are planning on skimping on the end-of-year extra cash for employees. many companies are changing company qualifications for bonus eligibili
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Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
, question know whether same sex marriage will be legal in california and in san francisco city hall, preparations are being made. tomorrow the supreme court will meet and decide if they will hear an appeal for the voter approved ban on same sex in california. in the court tee sides not to take on the case, same sex marriage would be legal within a week or so. >> we already have an infrastructure to expedite marriage licenses and they are excited about whether this should occur. if the supreme court tee sides to take the case, that would delay a ruling until next june. >>> an online donation site has been set up for two sisters killed on black friday. the girls died when their family's suv ran into a parked cruiser in palo alto. two other sisters and their parents were injured. they want to raise $10,000 part of which will go towards an engraved memorial and the rest will go to members of the family. >>> there are still questions raised about the brutal killing of two teenage girls. they were best friends. the two were gunned down 6:00 sunday morning. both girls were shot multiple ti
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
personnel at the top level if necessary. >> reporter: the city would pay the compliance officer salary, and those last remaining reforms would have to be completed by the end of the next year. reporting live tonight, in oakland, heather holmes, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland's mayor and police chief also attended a neighborhood crime meeting tonight. a mother of two isn't convinced things are going to get better. >> tired of it. tired of the violence. tired of the shooting. it was like it takes them a while, to try to find people that's doing it, but they never seem to find them. >> reporter: crime continues to plague the city. last night, two men and a women were shot on east 18th near lake merritt. a stray bullet struck another man a couple of blocks away. all four shooting victims are expected to survive. we're told three men in hoodies were seen running from the scene. >>> john mcafee is no longer on the run. he is now under arrest in guatemala. authorities say he was taken into custody at an upscale hotel in guatemala did he, after he formally requested an asylum. he had been i
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Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york should get a vaccine if they have planning to have sex with men there. >> men who met partners online, at parties. >> awareness is good but i don't think they should be scaring people to travel. >> reporter: travelers should know they won't pick up the disease by simply sitting next to someone. >> this is definitely not airborne. not a concern of someone sitting next to someone on an airplane. it really requires a close contact with a secretion. >> there's no increase here. ken and julie there's also no indication to the nationwide outbreak the related to the lab. >>> more details on bacterial meni
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Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
alleged charity is valid. in it case, it isn't. the number is for a city business license you get on- line. the person who runs the office told us that the information you submit each your name is not verified. if they would have checked like we did at the location lifted for losa lee house they would find this motel. >> st. joseph's catholic church sharonh the homeless and domestic violence victims and she was suspicious when she saw a man collecting for rosalee house, not the one she knew in san francisco. she called willie mcmillan at the number to see if there was shelter space for one of her client client. >> he said we work with individuals, but we're ought off money now. >> reporter: when i scald willie mcmillan he said why i was picking on him and said he would call me back with his tax id number and an attorney would call me, no one has. >> what is the name of this charity? >> as for dee, when she saw us coming she grabbed the money lockbox. >> reporter: can you ask willie to come out here? willie is the boss? are you talking to willie? >> loaded them into the car and spe
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Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
actually, but there still is flooding but as you mentioned yes, the river is still full but city officials say it is not a big concern at least for now. >>> when it rains it floods for mobile home park manager terry peterson. >> the lake is getting really full and we have two pumps, one that comes on automatically but there is so much rain and water it is not taking care of it. >> he manages the leash lake mobile home pack in pet petalooma, it sits inside the complex and overflows, that means terry pumps it up for his residents. >> all the drains were plugged up, every one of them so we had two feet of water on the streets. >> sonoma county got pounded with rain, flooding a major concern. it affected those parts of the neighborhoods and some streets were submerged and had to be blocked off and they had flooding. >> we are okay right now. it is when the tide starts to come back in everything starts to back up kind of like a bathtub, you keep putting more in and only so much goes out. >> back at the river it is an advisory level. the water got high but not enough to cause flooding,
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
damage. the city's public works department may not have enough man power to deal with all the problems. ktvu's david stevenson has more. >> reporter: rain is falling and the race is on to prepare san francisco neighborhoods, businesses and homes for the coming storms. >> i came around the backand surprise. >> the surprise, an aging tree. it crashed on to her property at 4:00 a.m. this morning. >> we will take responsibility for getting it right. >> reporter: the department of public works is under staffed but rushing to trim or remove trees that might blow down. the concern includes leaves on the sidewalk. >> if you see trees, leaves on the sidewalk, don't sweep it into the gutter. >> reporter: the fear is clogged catch basins. a whirlpool yesterday. >> as soon as that blockage cleared out water just went back into the drain. >> reporter: at ocean beach they reopened the great highway. heavy rain last week caused a sewage spill. >> we should have it open today before the rains hit. >> reporter: even as homeowners loaded up on sand bags some were determined to make the best of the weath
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
the city's installation of a trash rack meant to keep debris from clogging the creek. the rains swept through and washed away little protection it offered. >> large log sections, branch sections. a lot of trash. even a chest of drawers. >> reporter: his curiosity pulled him from his office. >> i am always curious when water moves and soil moves. the debris that comes on the creeks on a heavy storm like that, you know something will happen. >> it is an ongoing thing. just like your backyard. got to clean your cleaves and the creeks are -- your leaves and the creeks are the same. >> mountain view road will be closed while crews rebuild the road and fix the huge hole. you can find live updates on the weather on your mobile device or go to www.ktvu.com. click on the storm watch tab. >>> change being made to the central subway project after criticism from residents. muni decided not to dig up a section of columbus avenue to remove huge drilling machines. some neighbors were against the idea and even filed a lawsuit. money says it will drill past that location and remove the machines there.
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Dec 1, 2012 8:30pm PST
announcer ] at&t. the nation's largest 4g network. covering 3,000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. rethink possible. >> gus: wisconsin has rushed for 524 yards, the most rushing yards allowed by nebraska in the school's history. >> charles: no way anyone saw this coming to this extent. not a team coming in on a six-game winning streak and playing well and powerfully down the stretch, finding ways to win, resilient, tough. wisconsin has just been -- i don't have the best word, but complete tonight. every phase of the game. >> gus: abdullah takes a knee. big bcs games taking place this weekend. northern illinois beats kent state for the mac championship. stanford, we saw them last night in a terrific game against ucla. they go on the rose bowl. alabama in a tight one, goes to the national championship game after beating georgia. kansas state beats texas. they clinch the big 12 title outright and a bcs bid. florida state in a much closer game than anticipated, wins the acc championship and move on to a bcs bowl. congratulations to jimbo fisher and his crew. >> gus: martinez to the si
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
continuing trend of enthusiasm for fuel- efficient cars. a new season of auto shows is upon us. in cities across north america from now until mid- april, hot wheels from automakers around the globe will tempt you with their latest models. today, the l.a. auto show opens at the los angeles convention center. it's often called the "green auto show" for its emphasis on energy-efficient vehicles. automakers took the wraps off an all-electric fiat 500 chevy spark. meanwhile, jaguar and landrover unveiled lighter models and audi introduced four new diesel models for the u-s market. the l.a. auto show runs through december 9th. non-superheroes are going to get a chance to bid on batman's original batmobile this january. the one-of-a-kind, souped-up ford futura concept car was entirely-hand built for the 1960s tv series in turin, italy, of all places. the auction is set for january 19 in scottsdale, arizona. the final price is expected to reach into the multi-millions. still to come, traders debate which stocks could be next to offer special dividends. but first, are small businesses getting worr
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
. good afternoon, paul. >>reporter: good afternoon. members of the city council rules and legislation committee talked about the plans that they say is needed to make the city of oakland a lot safer. there's a population of 400,000 people, but only 626 officers on the street. some of the things being proposed, oakland police are moving 20 officers to the streets, but before that they have to hire 20 civilians to take their place. they're also working on a contract that would let police patrol the streets and building an academy. >> our police officers will be able to respond much quicker and there will be a much more visible presence. >>reporter: these issues will go before council. n january for a vote. i'll continue to work on this story. coming up at 5, you'll hear from the police chief about the proposals. >>> we're back on storm watch this noontime preparing for the next weather disturbance to hit the bay area. it is expected to be bigger than the fast moving storm that moved through yesterday. two more storms are on their way, and they're both going to pack a big punch. we'll he
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Dec 1, 2012 10:00pm PST
warning runs through the night and so does the sandbag operation. city workers say residents have filled 40,000 tons of sand. near the napa river many spent is their saturday blocking openings in case the river overflows its bank. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amounts. >> reporter: city leaders and member of the flood district will meet torte. if it rains more than expected they will open a emergency center to send out help wherever needed live in napa, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the russian river is also creating avenuity for sonoma county residents where the river expected to get dangerously close to flood stage in the next few hours. ktvu's jade hernandez was in flood-prone guerneville and joins us live from a fire station in fore
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
. now, basically what the deal involves is that civil rights attorneys and the city of oakland have agreed to a deal. they did so in federal court that would prevent the federal receivership of the oakland police department. the court documents outline a settlement that still has police reform an oversight just not by the department of justice. the agreement must be approved by the federal judge currently overseeing the case. instead of receivership attorneys, lawyers are calling -- instead of receivership, excuse me, lawyers are calling the deal receivership light. the department would be overseen by someone called a compliance officer. that person would then report back to the judge. ktvu's john was inside that room there where that press conference just ended moments ago and he's been following this story. john, take it from there. >> all right, frank, yeah, they just wrapped up this press conference about one minute ago literally. they just walked out. they're do ago town hall meeting on crime in oakland and we first had to talk about this receivership issue and the settlement w
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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
in the city and county officials will be needing an hour from now to talk about what is next when this rhetoric is the flood stage. you have to wind and rain causing major problems for anyone driving the roads. we will show you a major accident. >> this is happening right now. a flash flood warning has been issued for napa and sonoma counties until 8:00 a.m. rainfall rates behind the very intent. >> in addition to the heavy rain, the winds are blowing very strong. i will take look at those coming up. s-sierra complete bay area news coverage continues. this is mornings on two periods and a good morning. this sunday, december 2nd. i am cloudy and warm periods in the the storm moved in late last night and it still hitting the bay area hard. right now we have live team coverage. allie rasmus is live on the napa river. urologist rosemary and chief meteorologist bill martin. though, what's happening? >> if you've been with us last hour or so, we've been talking about it. the heaviest rain moving through the bay area. we are seeing rainfall accumulations of an inch an hour. that's what y
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
. very intense squall line through crescent city. that's our system. it'll move slowly. it's still back out here but in advance you could get warm sector rain. that would be over the north bay. clear lake had some rain but now just cloudy. i -- could be round windsor, santa rosa, i think that will be today's event if there is any rain. on the southern edge until tonight and then the heavy rain. this system on its way. today is that in between day. the cloud, rain forecast starts to bring it in by tonight and then by about five, six it starts to move toward napa. it'll be into lake county and then it sits there. it doesn't move until late tonight. there in lies what could be a lot of rain. this is tomorrow morning. when it's coming over us. it may take a while to get to -- the south bay but it'll be there tonight and then hang out. napa county, lake county. for us a very mild day. some light rain but the heavy rain tonight, tomorrow morning. we get a break friday night, saturday, monday does look dry. >> all right. thank you. we are back on storm watch this morning, the second of several
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
up the options before the high court and how the city ever san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >>> time now 5:07. we'll be talking all morning about how dangerous it is driving. you had a scary drive. >> it was really intense. >> tara, what is happening out there now? t's very scary in sonoma county where the flash flood warning is in effect until 5:22 this morning. there is several spinouts reported by chp. really take it easy. especially around big rigs it takes longer for them to brake. let's take live pictures here. this is in pleasanton you can we have all lanes shout down. a big rig crashed spreading debris on the roadway. claudine wong will have an update at 5:30. we're also hearing reports of another big rig accident on this stretch near the altamont pass at the greenville exit. it looks like a truck went down the embankment. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic flowing okay. we do have very wet conditions and a high wind advisory in effect on the span. highway 4 through bay point your commute is looking pretty good. again we do have a
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
the top and it created an eddy. >> reporter: so now the city will begin to work on a long- term fix out here. perhaps they will put in some sort of a rack of some kind to catch debris that flows down the creek. but in all likelihood it will be a number of months. it may not be until spring until they entirely rebuild this bridge out here on mountain view drive. in the meantime this roadway will obviously remain closed as all that repair work goes on opinion inconvenience for a lot of people that live in this area. they will have to find an alternate route. live this morning in lafayette alex savidge. >>> time now 6:03. residents still closely watching the napa river. but there is some good news this morning. the river is expected to stay below flood stage. several feet of water still cover a peach orchard. the water also flooded several roads and some vineyards. >>> and this morning the power is out for hundreds of people. in fact, 2200 people have no electricity around the bay area. here are the latest numbers we just got them in from pg&e. the north bay and east bay more than 600
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
emotions. despite a large group of nudists at city hall -- >> shame on you! shame on you! >> reporter: -- the public nudity ban barely passed during its first vote in late november. but for allen he didn't want it passed at all. >> you have the action of a small group of people is what's going on. >> reporter: public nudity is at the forefront once again. it passed first time in a 6-5 vote. >> i don't think the ban is necessary. i think san francisco is a really open place. i don't have a problem with public nudity. i think people can clues or not to -- can choose or not to. >> if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. >> reporter: if passed, the ordinance would effectively put a ban on nudity in most places. the exceptions to the ban would be during permitted parades, fairs and festivals. at first this woman was for public nudity and expression but with a family now, she's for the ban instead. >> i didn't have a problem at all. but when the die-hard nudists -- now it seems to have gone a bit far. >> reporter: nudists say this ban w
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Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
thursday and friday. >>> 4:38 is the time. protestors got naked during a big vote at san francisco city hall. where the nudest plan to take their fight next. >>> and a man is pushed to his death at a new york city subway station. the arrest police could make soon and why a newspaper photographer is under fire. >>> you can see that the rain definitely coming down this morning. we'll have more traffic hot spots coming up. >>> born. cloudy skies. light rain moving through. heavier amounts have been to the north. this will be a drizzly, light rain day. it's the last in the series and then we will dry out. >>> time now 4:42. president obama continues to focus on the looming fiscal cliff. first the president will speak to and answer questions from members of the business round table an association of chief executive officers of leading u.s. companies. later in the day president obama will address a conference of native american tribal leaders. both groom groups say they are concerned about automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in come january 1st if congress doesn't act. bo
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
in a temporary come bert -- come -- culvert. >> reporter: fox says he's challenged city engineers to build a better pipe for the roadway. the city had this in place but the amount that came flowing down was too much. >> if you look at the amount of the debris that's on the west side of the creek, i think you can only conclude this was unavoidable. >> reporter: kirk patterson lives a couple of doors away from the sinkhole and says this creek has overflowed many times before. >> we've had floods before and it's gone over the road like yesterday. it's just a matter of time. >> reporter: running water is back on in this neighborhood for all but a handful of houses. but the city manager says this road will likely be shut down for months as crews install a storm drain that can handle the intense rainfall we saw yesterday. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the united states is warning syria it will cross a line if it uses chemical weapons against rebels in that country. this is video of troops who battled insurgents in aleppo. intelligence agencies from the u.s. and other countries
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am PST
city shaking there. there are reports of a few injuries but no major damage at this point. a tsunami warning has been lifted. some roads were closed and rail service temporary stopped for safety checks. >>> oakland police swat team surrounded an apartment complex late last night. warrants were being served. we have no other details right now but that swat activity ended about 2:00 this morning. no word of any arrests were made. >>> two san jose restaurants have a lot of cleaning up to do after a fire forced them to evacuate just before closing time last night. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose to tell us if the restaurants are expected to be open today. >> reporter: firefighters told us they think the restaurants should be able to open but they are unsure just how much water damage is in there from them extinguishing the fire. these restaurants are in a strip mall in the evergreen area just before 9:30 last night. people inside started noticing smoke inside. both restaurants were evacuated and firefighters arrived but it took them awhile to find the fire because the actual flames
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
picked up. the wind died down a little bit. that is slam city right there. pleasanton also out toward livermore and fremont. and also now pushing out toward discovery bay. for more let's check in on highway 17. alex savidge is there. i think he's right in the middle of it there. >> reporter: it feels like we're in the middle of a band of this rain coming through here. it's been very steady ever since we aryed here at the summit. right along highway 17. i want to show you one of the big concerns. along with all the water on the roadways is this kind of thing. down branches and the debris that will build up along the highways. especially on highway 17. here's the roadway and you can get a live look at what it looks like. this is what drivers are facing as they come up and over the pass from the south bay and head into santa cruz. highway 17 stretch outs drive this morning. we drove up here from san jose a lot of standing water on the roadway. a lot of the blind turns when that water ticks up from the car in front of you it can be hairy to say the least. no accidents have been reported i
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last night at the game fell 30 feet down. he was seriously hurt. christien kafton is live with more. what do you know? >> reporter: well, we know there are a lot of questions about what happened. sometime right around kickoff at last night's game, a man either fell or jumped from the third-level concourse. you can see just how high the fall would be. the man either fell or -- about 30, 50 feet. he fell last night during the raiders/broncos' game. there are conflicting reports whether the fan fell accidentally or whether -- or whether he jumped. it's a very long drop and say incidents like this have happened at the coliseum or other places in the -- places in the country. >> i've heard about that happening. if you are not paying attention, you can fall and unfortunately, he fell yesterday. >> reporter: the workers took him to highland hospital, with serious injuries. so far, authorities a
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
attend. >>> and san jose city hall includes 3 glass pedals that unfold on the outside revealing a series of years inside and it is a small scale version of a public art project. this is a winning tee sign asking them to use silicone technology but the proposed final sculpture would cost $20 million. >>> there are reports that pro- football players are taking viagra to make them more athletic. how does it sound to you? or is it legal? that controversy is coming up at 6:24. tara is covering for sal, things are starting to get bad at the toll plaza? >>> it is funny how things can change in a matter of minutes. let's look at the toll plaza, 10 minute wait into san francisco and up next, we have a live look through bay point and for westbound, tack on a couple of extra minutes and 237, near milpitas, it seems to be moving licely as you drive towards sunny veil, here is steve. >>> cloudy and mild, coming in tonight into tomorrow, it has ramped up the temperatures 60 degrees for crying out loud. and for the morning commute, point north, mostly cloudy day today. it is almost a tropical feel. cou
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
neighbors say the tree is between a home an a city park so it's still unclear who is responsible for the tree. we have crews all over the bay area tonight and let's begin the storm watch coverage with ktvu john sasaki live in sellmo. >> the roads are very wet. and it's across the st. francis drake, that flooded the town several years ago. that's why the people grow concern about the dangers of flooding. >> it's a small town that let's visitors feel like they are away from it all. then something like this could change the mood entirely. rain pounded the town this morning an the series of storms set to drench the north bay. >> i think i'm getting numb. >> less than three quarters of an inch of rain fell here. meteorologist told me, the next couple of rounds through sunday could add another six inches. >> that's going to be interesting. i don't know what to do at the moment. maybe tonight, i will put some sandbag up. >> this is the goodwill store called georgy and willow. >> the town has been diligent. and that's the thing, with any kind of warning, any kind of preparation and with
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
of oakland safer. ktvu's paul chambers is here and tells us how the plan will work. >> the city is in diker straits. more homicides than all of last year. today the chief and counsel members gave us information on how to combat crime. >> reporter: a population near 400,000 but there are only 626 police officers to parole the streets. leaving the city at a disadvantage when dealing with criminals. but the chief has a plan that will add 24 officers on the weekend. >> asking police officers to provide over time. >> our streets are under siege. having coverage, having protection for the citizens i think is what we need to work on. >> the chief is doing just that. two officers have been added to the gang investigation unit and working with the atf. also some officers have been reassigned to improve staffing. that is just the beginning. >> $10 million increase in revenues. there is nothing more important that we should spend the money on than public safety. >> the money will be used to hire two civilians. that way 20 more officers rill be free to work the street -- will be free to work t
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
a few scattered showers, in the city, san francisco getting wet along the coastline. for today we are breezy, cloudy conditions, soggy conditions, but we will start to see a bit of a break-in to the afternoon. advisories in place already in the third of storms coming our way. i will show you the timeline and bring you details coming up. >> it has been a wild week of weather. we are not done yet. want to give you a live look outside. interstate 80, rain water on the roadway. two hands onto wheel. we will see scattered showers throughout the bay area before the next powerful punch flows through. yesterday's heavy wind and rain cause power outages. >>> most of the bay area will be under a flash flood watch through the weekend, a break-in the weather has helped water levels drop on the street in the north bay. some areas did flood and we could see it happen again tomorrow. the river rose with in a few feet of topping its banks and in kernville the russian river rose 14 feet. >> there were 14 steps here. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, it's come up 7, 8, steps in five hours. >> the national weather
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am PST
tsunami last night. today's quake measured a magnitude 7.3. a tower camera captured the entire city shaking. a few people were hurt but there were no reports of any major damage. a tsunami warning was called off after two hours after the quake hit. there have been numerous after shocks since then some as large as 6.2. >>> we will find out if the supreme court will take up on proposition 8. the justices will meet again this morning to decide which cases they will rule on in the coming months. as with last week, if prop 8 is on the list today, a ruling would likely come sometime in june. if prop 8 is not on the list the waiting game will continue until the next supreme court conference which is scheduled for january. >>> many economists are predicting employers added fewer than 100,000 jobs last month. some think it was fewer than 50,000. that would be far below the 171,000 created in october. the unemployment rate is expected to remain at 7.9%. concerns about the fiscal cliff are not hurting president obama's approval rating. it's now at 57%. that's the highest rating since may of 20
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Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
an end tomorrow. the city and parks has given them until tomorrow to park and end. the city plans to put a park there. supporters claim the center was target because it attracting homeless people to golden state park and the surrounding neighborhoods. >>> a two alarm fire burned two homes and led the authorities to an illegal marijuana growing operation. the fire started around 1:30 in the attic of a home in ashburg and spread into the house next door. that second home at 1550 page is a huge ornate victoria that was featured in a documentary on the hippy movement. both homes suffered damage but no one was hurt. >> these old victorians are made of brick wood, they are usually very dense and packed together and usually when you see one on fire you lose three. >> at this point police have not made any arrests. >>> a study is the first of its kind to track the effects of synthetic the áf marijuana known as k2. that's a small fraction of the 5 million drug related er visits. k2 has many harmful side effects even though it's marketed like a safe alternative to the real thing. >>> back now
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
coming days. you can get them as long as you are a resident in the city's public works yard, but keep in mind, there is a limit of 10 sandbags per household. it is not quite as much of an issue but no word on when the highway will reopen. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> steve has been mentioning this next storm is expected to arrive in the north bay. they could expect flooding of rivers in small creaks. it will have workers and heavy machinery where a new culvert will be put to the test. >> what we need to do is manage debris during the flood. >> now it is part of a napa river flood project and the current level is at three feet, flooding stage is at 9 feet. stay with us for up to the minute coverage, it will be here for us online and on your mobile device. >>> michael bloomberg wants congress to move fast to approve federal funding for hurricane sandy. they met with a dozen lawmakers and new york is asking for $42 billion in extra aid. they are asking for the almost $27 billion in recovery. >>> well earlier today they are voting whether to recognize palestinians is an observer state. ma
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
are affected. >> this is very much expected and we are grateful the city is on it and things are happening. -- things are happening. >> now the road is not expected to be fixed until at least next spring. >> oakland police will tell us about an arrest made for the beating of an autistic teenage girl. we have no other details right now. the 16-year-old girl left the center at oakland last tuesday. they followed her and lost site of her -- sight of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. her family said she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. >> by looking at the bruises i know what happened and the police know what happened and the police are not discussing this with me. >> the white house is rejecting the latest republican cliff proposal. they have a counteroffer to the one president barack obama proposed. coming up, what the white house says is missing in the republican proposal. >>> also this morning, they will meet with the bipartisan group and reportedly they met with congress to work on a solution to the fiscal cliff. in the afternoon they will
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
in carson city, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 3-5 mauves a family accused of elder abuse plead no contest. more than a dozen mentally disabled climates were kept in deplorable conditions that included beatings, no food and 46 dogs. three were released but two face up to four years in prison. an adult daughter completed her sentence and another daughter has not yet entered a police. the father died in jail. >>> california's campaign watch dog could open an investigation into whether a senator broke the law when he used campaign funds to buy a vehicle owned by the state. they sent a letter to a republican, they want to know why the title for the car is in his name if it was for campaign use. this is based on a report released yesterday saying some upgraded their vehicles at taxpayer expense. >>> the transportation authority is getting $50 million for the bart extension project. officials approved the funding today to expand facilities in hayward, upgrades are needed to accommodate a larger fleet. it involve as 16-mile extension to san jose, milpitas and sclera. >>> stall cared is snarling t
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Dec 3, 2012 9:30am PST
. it's a mini bus that takes people around the city and elsewhere. some people on the internet say that the drivers aren't necessarily the safest drivers and the reason they were striking is because they were unhappy with an amended traffic act that proposed stiffer penalties to those breaking traffic rules. so then people had nowhere to go but the trains and other forms of transportation.fá of course that led to scenes like this. people fighting over cabs, vehicles, and it looked like even though the people were packed, they were helping each other through the windows to get everyone on. >> in the train scenes you see people smiling and laughing. >> that's a guy on the back of the train hanging on there like a bumper sticker. riots in the streets. fires in the streets. all over this strike from the drivers. you see people getting beaten, stomped, kicked, all in result of this strike. fortunately it just came downq n friday and the chairman said an agreement has been reached with the transport secretary in kenya to hopefully end this madness and things can go back to normal. >>> d
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
search very far. chicago ranks 3rd in the nation compared to other cities. by state, it's california, michigan, texas, and georgia leading the way with the most completed foreclosures this year. joining us on set this morning is mary jones. she is the executive director agora community services. good morning to you. > > good morning. thank you for having me. > absolutely. we were hoping you could give us a sense of what is happening with people out there who are underwater still with their homes or facing foreclosures. how are they doing? > > they are not doing very well, and it is sad; however, there are opportunities to bring a recovery to those homeowners. one of them is the independent foreclosure review. that is a process where the federal reserve board has determined that between january 2009 and december 31st, 2010, there were foreclosures that should never have even happened. so, our job, or the dilemma that we are having, is getting the word out to those homeowners that may have left their homes and still are struggling, but they have an opportunity under the independent for
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
and some redwoods didn't make it. check this out on a road betweens crescent city and humble, california. now you can see road crews are there trying to clean stuff up, get the road cleared away so people can get through. the one tree wasn't the only one that fell. >> oh. >> almost went right in the back of their truck. >> it almost did. they had to move this truck out of the way because the trees didn't stop falling. you always hear about mudslides and heavy rains kind of weaken the soil. well that's what happened here because the trees weren't done collapsing. >> yeah. >> right there. those are the roots. the roots are coming up. watch. >> oh, geez. >> oh, wow. that was a huge, old tree. >> what do you call that? road closed. >>> pilot had to be helped from his plane after he kind of missed sticking the landing. he wound up putting his light aircraft into some high tension power lines in south korea. the plane hit the wires and sort of flipped upside down and is caught in 22,900 volts -- ♪ >> -- of course they turned the power off before they tried to fetch this guy. not
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
city and also into east bay. we'll take a closer look at it coming up on this last system. second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday, december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. steve is here. we've been watching a lot of our live pictures. rain is coming down pretty steady. >> some rain, some no rain at all. things are lighting up. things have been picking up kind of steady around san francisco, and birkly. you can see that line right there. the heaviest looks to be daly city and san francisco. we'll take a closer look at this in five minutes. >>> let's take a live look at the lafayette this is highway 24. you can see traffic moving pretty well there westbound as you make your way to the caldecott tunnel. it is pretty wet out there. we got a lot of puddles. definitely take it easy. this is a look at highway 237. traffic is flowing well in both directions. let's head back to the desk. >>> there is new information in the fatal shooting of a bicyclist. the victim was shot and killed
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
hours. we'll tell you whether weather this is happening in the city -- tell you where this is happening in the city and why this is happening. >>> time now for the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day middle of the week. it's wednesday december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. steve says little drizzly out there. will it last most of the day? >> right rain. there has been a little heavier out toward hercules. it's coming through. but again this is far weeker than anything we have seen. but still rain is here. but overall this is a much weaker system we will get rain throughout the day. we'll take a closer look at this rain. >>> this is a look at highway 24 through lafayette. and 880 near the oakland coliseum traffic is moving pretty well. it is wet out there. we do have an accident we want to tell you about coming up in a couple minutes. let's head back to the desk. >>> topping our news this morning police in berkeley are still on the scene where a bicyclist was shot and killed outside of a m
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Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm PST
inconvenience. for residents out of town. likely the city will not rush into a repair and, instead, engine a long-lasting improvement for this creek. a trash rack that will not clog as easily. >> it is not an easiy fix. >> no. we are hoping it is quick. i have teenagers that want to take showers. >> reporter: ona few homes are without water. one without gas. so, it is a small scale outage but a big 20 foot sinkhole. a lesson that trash, scrap wood and furniture does not belong in a backyard creek. the next step tomorrow is to dig the debris out of the creek and secure the hole. we are live in lafayette. ktvu channel 2 news. >> meantime, in pittsburg, people on the scene said there were more than 2 dozen motorists that ended up with nat tires after hitting the pothole, including a family that were on their way to see the raiders game. >> we hit a pothole and our air bags went off. so i got out to check the tires and they were blown. >> cal transsent out a crew to re-- caltrans sent out a crew to repair the road. >>> we are live to see the damage the floodwaters left behind. >> healthyy, the m
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